Monday, October 20, 2008

So they had holiday music playing in the craft store...





and I couldn't get it out of my mind. I know...I know, I am rushing the season. But, if I had my way, we'd celebrate the holidays about 50% of the year. So, you'll just have to bear with me...I'm old, ok? lol

Actually, a friend of mine has a Christmas tree that is quilted, four sided and stuffed. It is darling but I don't have a lot of fabric and, even if I did, I don't sew! This is my version of the her quilted table topper. I free sketched half a tree onto a piece of 8.5x11 chipboard. I made sure that, at it's widest, it was only 6 inches. Using the first as a template, I traced and cut 3 more. After taping them together, I covered them with papers, cut outs from other papers (see the packages at the bottom and the holly leaves, and glitter glued wherever the mood stuck me. The hanging "ornaments" on the bottom branches are, of course, wine glass charms. Now, you know I had to work wine in here some how, didn't you? I'm thinking that small photos might be fun to put on the 'branches' of holidays past?

I had such fun making this. If you would like dimensions or paper names, please drop me an e-mail at eeickmeier@hotmail.com. Thanks for taking a look/see!

Returning you now to your regularly scheduled October!

5 comments:

Pam in Moncton said...

That is so stinkin' cute! I said this already on the other blog but here it is again. I just love it when you play!
Pam

Jules said...

Thanks Pam. lol

Planet said...

I could have sworn I left a comment! Anywho, This tree is adorable Jules! You are so talented!! can I get the pattern/dimentions for it? I sent you an email the other day. Thanks Jules!! HUGS! janet

Kris Dickinson said...

I adore this piece Jules! So whimsical and clever!

Lyneen said...

WHat a great idea... I think I had one of those stuffed trees years ago... love the paper take on it!